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      Wheelchair with skis helps disabled dog get around

      Kadee Mae using a wheelchair with skis, with her owner Shiela Lund. Courtesy of GazetteXtra.
      Kadee Mae using a wheelchair with skis, with her owner Shiela Lund. Courtesy of GazetteXtra.
      MILTON (AP) - A special wheelchair with attached skis has made it possible for a disabled dog to get around this winter.

      Kadee Mae is a 10-year-old border collie whose hind quarters are paralyzed after she broke a bone in her back in January.

      Her owner, Shiela Lund, of Milton, tells Janesville Gazette that Kadee Mae is healthy and energetic - except for her inability to walk. Lund says she ordered a wheelchair so Kadee Mae could get around.

      But with all the snow, the wheels were no good.

      Lund says she worked with a Wisconsin couple to get donated skis and a Massachusetts company to have them shortened and attached to the wheelchair. She says Kadee Mae is now back to doing 2- to 3-mile walks each day.